Course in Tucson

Tucson, Arizona Course

Dec.27, 2016 - Jan.7, 2017
Eschatology

Todd Walatka syllabus

“Eschatology,” the study of the “last things” and includes theological reflection upon the realities of death, judgment, heaven, hell, purgatory, and the consummation of all God’s creation in the life of God. This course will explore the nature and scope of Christian hope historically and systematically. In the first half of the course we will focus most intensely on the doctrine of the resurrection of the body, analyzing the beginnings, historical developments, and practical implications of belief in the resurrection and how this belief shapes various dimensions of Christian hope. We will then turn to classical accounts of heaven, hell, and purgatory and contemporary engagements with important eschatological questions. Central questions for the course include the following: how do we imagine the final state for which we hope? Why hope for the resurrection of the body and not just the immortality of the soul? How do the Church’s teachings on eschatology impact another aspects of Christian thought and the living of the Christian life?

Location: Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Arizona: desertrenewal.org

All are welcome to attend this course as degree seeking or non-degree seeking students. Students are responsible for paying & arranging travel. If you'd like to learn about the RRC, here is an article about its history and mission tucson_rrc_article_in_liguorian.pdf.